Fundal Fibroid

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Uterine Fibroids - Here Are the Basics

Author: Jorge Chavez

O.K. So what are they?

Uterine Fibroids (leiomyomas) are common noncancerous (benign) tumors that occur within the muscle walls of the uterus (womb). Uterind fibroids can be the size of a pinhead and show no signs or symptoms that they are there, or they can be very painful and grow to a 10 inch diameter.

There are four types of uterine fibroids:

Subserosal Fibroids, develop under the outside uterine covering. Intramural Fibroids, develop within the uterine wall. Submucosal Fibroids, develop under the uterus lining. Pedunculated Fibroids, develop on a "stalk" or stem-like structure attached to the inside or the outside of the uterus.

Fibroids may grow as a single nodule or in clusters. They may range in size from 1 mm to more than 20 cm (8 inches) in diameter. Fibroids in the uterus are a common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pain and pressure in women. During pregnancy, fibroids can greatly increase in size.

What are the Symptoms?

Some women with uterine fibroids experience no symptoms at all. Symptoms may include excessive and prolonged menstrual bleeding, pain, abdominal mass effect, frequent urination or urgency or constipation and many others.

When symptoms appear, they can vary greatly, depending on the size and exact location of the fibroid tumors. Women sometimes underestimate the impact of their symptoms because they have become accustomed to the excessive bleeding, pain and the pressure that fibroids can cause. Also, for some reason African-American women develop symptoms faster and with greater severity than other women.

What does one do about them?

Uterine fibroids often do not require treatment, but when they are problematic, they may be treated surgically, non-surgically, with medication or with alternative treatments. The very heavy menstrual bleeding, clotting and pelvic pain, that fibroids sometimes cause leads many women to seek treatment.

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What about treatment?

There are several different types of treatments:

Hormonal: Uterine fibroid tumors require estrogen and progesterone to grow, and without these hormones, fibroid tumors usually shrink in size. Hormonal treatments (such as birth control pills) may help control excessive menstrual bleeding caused by fibroids in some patients.

Non-surgical: Uterine Fibroid Embolization, UFE - Known medically as uterine artery embolization, approaches the treatment of fibroids by blocking the arteries that supply blood to them causing them to shrink or disappear. Uterine fibroid embolization is a more permanent solution than hormone therapy. When hormonal treatment is stopped the fibroid tumors usually grow back. UFE (Uterine Fibroid Embolization) isn't considered to be surgery, but it is generally done at a hospital or specialized clinic. This uterine fibroids treatment procedure usually takes between 1 and 3 hours, depending on how long it takes to position the catheter and how easily the catheter can be positioned in the arteries to the uterus.

Although uterine artery embolization has been in use for two decades to treat bleeding after childbirth, it wasn't until early 1997 that the technique was introduced as a potential treatment for uterine fibroids.

Follow-up studies have shown that nearly 90 percent of women who have their fibroids treated by uterine fibroid embolization experience either significant or complete resolution of their fibroid-related symptoms.

Surgical: Surgery for uterine fibroids involves either removing the fibroids (myomectomy) or the entire womb (hysterectomy). Surgery has risks, including bleeding and infection. About a third of the more than 500,000 hysterectomies done in the U.S. each year are done because of fibroids. Most of the women having these operations are said to be unaware of the non-surgical options.

Alternative treatment: Alternative treatments for uterine fibroid tumors also abound. Naturopaths, homeopaths, acupuncturists, chiropractors, and other alternative health care providers have treatments to offer as well. While some of these are not as well supported by scientific studies that prove effectiveness, the treatments are usually safer and provide a less invasive alternative than surgery.

Remember that some medical treatments for uterine fibroid tumors can affect your fertility. For this and other reasons it is very important to seriously investigate and consider alternative treatments for uterine fibroids.

Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/health-articles/uterine-fibroids-here-are-the-basics-1382852.html

About the Author

Jorge Chavez is a researcher, writer and student of natural health. For more information about dealing with uterine fibroids treatment and what to do about fibroids in uterus, follow the link in this sentence.


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8 Responses to Fundal Fibroid

  1. ttcgirl says:

    I am 12 wks pregnant and my dr. says I have a 9 cm fundal fibroid. Anyone had this and had a normal pregnancy?
    The fundal fibroid apparently means that it’s at the top of the uterus. So far, my dr says it is not pressing down on the uterus, so it’s not affecting the baby, but I’m worried that it will get bigger as the pregnancy progresses, as it feeds off of estrogen and other pg hormones. Anyone had this and went on to have a successful pregnancy?? Thanks

    • Ann G says:

      I have fibroids and two pregnancies. They found the fibroids when I was pregnant with my first.

      Both my boys were born healthy (7.5 pounds) and I had normal pregnancies, labors and deliveries.

      I now have a teenager and a pre-teen. I’d say I had successful pregnancies. Ask me in another ten years whether the parenting style ultimately worked out…

  2. anubha says:

    How to get rid of uterine fibroid without surgery?
    I want to kow if there is any natural method of getting rid of a fibroid. I have a very huge fundal fibroid outside my uterus, though it is not creating any discomfort, I am only 28 and this may cause complications in my pregnancy.

    Can anyone suggest any natural methods for treating this

    • Kylie says:

      It is perfectly possible to learn how to get rid of uterine fibroids naturally but first and foremost you must understand that this is not a quick fix approach and will require a committed and systematic approach from yourself.

      Your fibroids did not grow overnight and although common, not every woman will have fibroids. There are various causes of uterine fibroids and most of these are caused by lifestyle and dietary issues. Certain conditions need to exist for uterine fibroids to grow-there is never any single cause of this condition, but it happens due to the subtle interaction of various factors which cause an environment which triggers off growth.

      By neutralising the conditions which caused fibroid growth in the first place, this will cause the fibroids to shrink naturally and once the conditions cease to exist, fibroids cannot grow any more. There is certainly a strong connection between the Western lifestyle fibroid growth. This does not just apply to our Western diet, but also factors such as stress, lack of exercise and poor sleep patterns all come into play.

      To get rid of uterine fibroids naturally, you will need to use a tried and tested plan. Implementing ad-hoc treatments may help give symptomatic relief, but will not provide a proper solution.

      The components of a successful plan will include:-

      * A robust detox to help eliminate toxins

      * Systems to rebalance hormone levels

      * The correct diet for fibroid sufferers

      * How to control stress levels

      * The role of herbs

      * The link between yeast and fibroids

      Combining these elements makes for an extremely powerful method to rid you of your uterine fibroids.

  3. Sindhu says:

    what is the maximum size that a fundal fibroid can grow?

  4. pebs says:

    anyone tell me what a fundal fibroid is?
    on medical report after having my hysterectomy

  5. SheriBaby‚ô• says:

    uterine fibroid and treatment/conceiving?
    I’m 27 years old and have just been diagnosed with fibroid; ultrasound report says enlarged uterus has a 3cm x 2cm and a 4cm x 2.4 post. Fibroid near fundus, a 2.4 x2.4 fundal fibroid and a 3cm x 3cm ant. Fibroid. The endometrum measures 1cm. The right ovary has a 3cm x 3cm simple appearing cyst.

    I had an hysterscopy and endmetrial biopsy yesterday. I’m scheduled for laproscopy and a/d&c next. I’m wanting to conceive a baby but the dr seems doubtful of that happening :( anyone who either has personal experience with this or is in the medical Field/I would really like some advice thank you!

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